Lecturer in French
University of Pennsylvania Department of Romance Languages
United States

The Lauder Institute and the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer A in French. The lecturer will teach three courses per semester and is expected to begin in August 2021, though an earlier start date may be possible. This appointment will be for one year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean.

Minimum qualifications are an M.A. in linguistics, applied linguistics, and/or French/Francophone language and literature; Ph.D. preferred. Expertise in Francophone Studies with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and/or interest in business-related areas is also preferable. Applicants must have experience teaching French in a university setting at the Advanced and Superior levels. Experience teaching heritage speakers of French is desirable. This position requires candidates to draw upon in-depth knowledge of the cultures, societies and business practices of the French-speaking world, and to develop course materials for language use for advanced-level French Language and Culture courses. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in French and an excellent command of English. Certification as an ACTFL/ILR tester and rater and familiarity with standards-based instruction are highly desired, as is experience as a language coordinator. Candidates who do not possess OPI certification are expected to complete certification in the first year of the appointment.

We are committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and members of under-represented communities.

Candidates must include a cover letter, CV, short description of teaching philosophy and methods, and three references. Candidates who are selected for interviews will be asked for letters of recommendation from references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Lauder Institute and the Department of Romance Languages is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


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